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124185 VK BEd 08b.3: VK Cultural Studies for Language Teachers (2021W)

Popular Music Videos and Critical Cultural Studies

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
Fr 01.10. 09:00-11:00 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 23 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 01.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Saturday 02.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Saturday 02.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Saturday 02.10. 14:30 - 15:30 Digital
Friday 15.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Friday 15.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Saturday 16.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Saturday 16.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Saturday 16.10. 14:30 - 15:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will introduce students to some of the key concepts employed in cultural studies. We will discuss how cultural texts and cultural processes are produced and consumed. Focusing on such issues as power, hegemony, and globalization as well as such theories as structuralism and poststructuralism, among others, we will trace how the field of cultural studies has evolved as a discipline as well as outline the key approaches and issues that constitute cultural studies. What is “meaning”? What is the difference between “high culture” and “low culture”? How have “new media” transformed our world? These are some of the questions that the course will address. In the course, we will closely examine various cultural texts, and, especially, popular music videos.

Teaching Mode: The course will take place online.

Assessment and permitted materials


Attendance and active participation in course discussions (a maximum of two absences [3 hrs] will be allowed); an oral presentation (a teaching approach); an abstract; a term paper/essay; a final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• Active participation in class discussions: 20%
• Final exam: 20%
• Presentation (teaching approach): 20%
• Abstract: pass/fail
• Term paper: 40%

To pass the course, students need to attain at least 60% and complete all assignments.

Examination topics

Reading list

All texts will be made available via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 08b.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4686

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